an_achronism wrote: ↑
05 May 2021, 20:07
"This keyboard is the same age as me!"
"... But it's missing bits and looks like crap"
Nobody bid, awright? Let me have this!
So, um... anybody got some spare IBM keycaps lying about?
I have some bits and bobs but not a UK backtick, Ctrl, up arrow, or F12 for a board with 2-part keycaps (stem and top). In other words, I don't have any of the keys I'd need to fill the gaps.
I was planning on grabbing a 1996 one and stealing keys from it but somebody else bought it (for more than I reckon it was actually worth tbh). Frankly some of the prices people are listing Model M boards for just now are ridiculous. I can only assume they don't know what they are and see Model Fs and the like going for multiple hundreds and think "mine must be worth that too". Late, Lexmark-era / IMB Greenock Ms with questionable moulding/sublimation listed for £300, £450, etc. Bonkers.
This 1990 one was a bloody state but it's cleaned up quite nicely, even only missing 4 rivets and they're all in places that don't really matter much in terms of affecting function (edges, not under keys). But I need to find some keycaps...
EDIT: Stuck a post in WTB
since that's probably a more suitable place for it to live. Leaving this one here in context of the thread, still.